He made the remarks while addressing an Iftar distribution ceremony for distressed and unemployed people
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said BNP is the “visible patron” of anti-liberation and extreme communal evil forces.
“BNP was involved with the mayhem carried out by Hefazat in Dhaka, Chittagong and Brahmanbaria,” he said while addressing an Iftar distribution ceremony for distressed and unemployed people.
From his official residence, Quader virtually joined the ceremony organized by the Dhaka city South unit of Awami League.
He said the Awami League stays beside the people in their well and woe since its inception and thus it is the country’s only political party which achieved the people’s confidence and trust.
Quader said his party has set an example of humanity by staying beside the distressed and working class people during the coronavirus crisis, side by side with the government.
At the directives of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, public representatives and ruling party leaders and workers stood by the people with coronavirus protective equipment, cash and food aid, he added.
He urged the affluent section of the society to extend their hands of cooperation to the distressed and vulnerable people who are unemployed due to lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Distribution of food aid and cash aid should continue until the coronavirus pandemic is defeated, he added.
Quader said that they now have to face two challenges - one is to contain the second wave of the pandemic and the second one is to stand beside the distressed and working class people.
He urged party leaders and workers to conduct campaigns to raise public awareness to face the pandemic.
Now the leaders and activists will have to act as the country’s workers, he added.
On BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s remarks that “the government is turning the country into hell", Quader said people think that the extreme communal forces incited by BNP turned different places of the country into hell on March 26.
BNP, not the government, carries out arson attacks visibly as well as secretly in the name of a movement, which is tantamount to barbaric acts, he said, adding that BNP is continuing its barbaric acts to take revenge on the people.
He said BNP had carried out violence on minority communities as well as leaders and workers of the Awami League after the 2001 general elections.
The minister said with the cooperation of the people, the government is now taking the country ahead by facing the communal evil forces.
He hoped under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the country would go towards the golden horizon with the spirit of the Liberation War breaking the venomous teeth of communal evil forces.